The Bank of England have worked with RNIB on making the New Ten Pound Note accessible

24 August 2017
Source: Bank of England

The Bank of England have worked with RNIB on making the New Ten Pound Note accessible for people who are blind and partially sighted.

On the front of the polymer £10 note (the side with raised print), there are two clusters of raised dots in the top left hand corner. This tactile feature helps blind and partially sighted people identify the value of the note.

The polymer £20 will also have a tactile feature, but with a different pattern. The polymer £5 will be identifiable as the only polymer note without a tactile feature.

Dates of changes:

14 Sept 2017 New £10 goes into circulation

The New Ten will become available. You may start to see it from this date.

Spring 2018 Old £10 note goes out of circulation

Once the new £10 is issued, we will gradually be removing the old banknotes.


Future banknotes

The polymer £20 note, featuring the artist J.M.W Turner, will be launched in 2020. We have not yet made plans to replace the £50 note featuring Boulton and Watt and we will announce the material for future £50 notes in due course


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